About La Altagracia Province
The name La Altagracia comes from a painting brought to the area in the early 16th century by the Spaniards. The painting, which is called Our Lady of La Altagracia, now resides in a church basilica in Higuey - the capital city of the La Altagracia province.
Where is La Altagracia?
Located on the eastern edge of the Dominican Republic, the province of La Altagracia has the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south. This creates an idyllic tropical climate filled with miles of sandy beaches, plus a lush inland region with rainforests, historic towns, and national parks. With an average annual temperature around 80 degrees, you can't go wrong staying in a vacation rental in La Altagracia any time of year!
Activities in La Altagracia
The popular resort town of Punta Cana offers an array of fun tropical activities. Explore the exotic plants and beautiful lagoons at the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park, or plan a scuba diving excursion in the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic.
North of Punta Cana in Bávaro, you can swim with dolphins at Dolphin Island Park - the perfect family activity for learning about the local sea animals and marine life. Nearby there are also several beautiful golf courses for practicing your swing, such as Iberostar and Cana Bay.
Head inland to check out the scenery a bit with an excursion to the Oriental Mountain Range at the western edge of La Altagracia. To the south, you will find the beautiful city of La Romana
to explore the local culture and artist workshops. The adjacent East National Park also offers miles of protected wildlife and scenery on both land and water.
Stay in one of our vacation rentals and experience the beauty of the La Altagracia Province on your next trip to the sunny Dominican Republic!
Photo Credit: Joe deSousa via Flickr